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Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre
12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Czech Republic and Poland exchange experiences in fighting wildlife trafficking
12th April 2016
The polish NGO Salamandra, will be organizing a workshop on the prevention of illegal wildlife trade. The training will last from April 12th to 15th and will take place in Zegrze near Warsaw, Poland. This training is supported by the International Fu Read more »
Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th
5th April 2016
Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on April 10th. The Canadian government has not announced the 2016 quota, but it will likely remain at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,200 hooded seals. However, th Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
IFAW applauds China for banning import of African elephant ivory
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Zak & Mika in their former enclosure.
3rd December 2012 Sheryl Fink
In September 2012, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team sprang into action to help two captive seals Read more »
3rd December 2012 Dr. Ian Robinson
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Read more »
One of the Bellavista dogs in its cage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
30th November 2012 Joaquin de la Torre
Erika Flores and I met with the municipality of Playa del Carmen two months ago to address operational problems at the Read more »
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.
19th November 2012 Valeria Ruoppolo
One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilita Read more »
What will these calves be named?
16th November 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Well, the baby boom is finally coming to an end. Although some females are still pregnant and will give birth in the coming Read more »
Slideshow: three asiatic bear cubs are closer to life in the wilds of Northeaste
9th November 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Three Asiatic black bear cubs rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and local partner organization Read more »
In South Africa, Community Led Animal Welfare program builds community like no o
8th November 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
“Ubuntu” is an African word meaning “humanity to others”. Directly translated, it says: “I am Read more »
Finding inspiration for animals through the sharing of experiences
7th November 2012 Rebecca Brimley
While I was at the annual International Society for Anthrozoology conference in Cambridge, England, we screened a short film Read more »
6th November 2012 Michael Booth
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Read more »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3rd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
21st September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
Final day of the Ivory is for Elephants Only march, June 29, 2013
15th July 2013 by Christina Pretorius
I’ve always liked a good protest march. Back in the day, they were usually anti-apartheid gatherings, or protests Read more »
A happy, healthy Burky at the Northern Dogs Clinic.
12th July 2013 by Janice Hannah
It always seems to be a phone call that gets the ball rolling and that’s due to the distance of the communities that Read more »
“ Japan cannot justify its sample sizes for ‘scientific whaling’ and even whethe
12th July 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
Australia concluded its second round of oral arguments in the Antarctic whaling case before the International Court of Read more »
Sonja Van Tichelen & Carl Schlyter at the 2013 MEP Awards
11th July 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
For the second year one MEP has been recognised for contributions to animal welfare and for the second year it was a Read more »
11th July 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
IFAW’s Middle East office has just released the second edition of its pocket booklet, “Common Species in Trade ( Read more »
The horror of what is happening with up to 40,000 African elephants losing their
11th July 2013 by Erica Martin
I read with great interest Paula Kahumbu’s latest blog in the Guardian. I work with the IFAW communications team Read more »
Saving Wild Tigers through Law Enforcement Investigations and Field Operations
10th July 2013 by Kelvin Alie
I am here at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok observing firsthand the training of law enforcement Read more »
On July 1st, 2013 Croatia officially became the 28th member of the European Unio
9th July 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
On July 1st, 2013 Croatia officially became the 28th member of the European Union. To celebrate this milestone we Read more »
Banded Magellanic penguin undergoing rehabilitation
9th July 2013 by Valeria Ruoppolo
In October 2012 IFAW supported Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (IPRAM) Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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